Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera

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Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera

PostFri Nov 16, 2012 2:51 pm

After publishing the Master Guide to Rigging a Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and the Master Guide to Rigging a Nikon D800 or D800E, I thought it might be a good idea to put together a bigger guide that covers more cameras and situations.

How big? Only about 300 pages for so.

This comprehensive guide outlines a road map on how to plan, assemble and build your own personal camera rig. The camera systems covered in this guide:
  • Panasonic GH2/GH3
  • Nikon D4/D800E/D800/D600
  • Canon 1DX/5D/6D/7D/60D/650D/600D/550D
  • Sony A99
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF/MTF
  • Sony FS100/FS700/F3
  • Canon C100/C300
  • Red Scarlet/Epic
  • Arri Alexa
  • Sony F65
It is probably highly ambitious and overreaching, but is there anyone in this forum whose dream isn't? I present it to you, warts and all. Take what you will.

If you find errors and omissions (which I guarantee it has, being such a large body of work), please bring it to my attention. I welcome all feedback.

A new chapter is being published everyday, and as of this post we're one-thirds in. It will hopefully be complete by mid-December. Please use the main blog menu to navigate to new chapters, since I'll only update the menu and navigation links once it's fully complete.

I hope you'll find it useful. Here it is:

Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera
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Re: Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera

PostSat Nov 17, 2012 12:15 am

Commendable effort. I looked at the introduction and the list of supported SSDs is not current even though it reflects information posted by BMD. The list of SSDs in the BMCC Manual is more recent and has several drives removed. Even some of those SSDs have been reported in forums to be problematic at times. I have posted similar warnings several times and cannot comprehend how BMD continues to post the older list on the support web page for the camera except they may be working on updating it but are not ready to post that yet...
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Re: Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera

PostSat Nov 17, 2012 3:03 am

rick.lang wrote:Commendable effort. I looked at the introduction and the list of supported SSDs is not current even though it reflects information posted by BMD. The list of SSDs in the BMCC Manual is more recent and has several drives removed. Even some of those SSDs have been reported in forums to be problematic at times. I have posted similar warnings several times and cannot comprehend how BMD continues to post the older list on the support web page for the camera except they may be working on updating it but are not ready to post that yet...


Thank you!

I guess they have more pressing problems. By the way, the list of SSDs are in the BMCC guide. The link to the comprehensive guide is at the bottom of my post.
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Re: Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera

PostFri Nov 30, 2012 2:50 am

An update: The guide is now half-way through. The first half dealt with finding gear. The second will focus on putting them together.
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Re: Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera

PostSat Dec 22, 2012 3:08 am

Final update: The guide is now complete! The new home page for the menu is: http://wolfcrow.com/blog/comprehensive- ... main-menu/

The guide is available as a Free 600 page ebook to subscribers. Hope it helps!
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Re: Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera

PostSat Dec 22, 2012 3:20 am

I've been peeking through this a bit and I must say Thank You! This is an excellent guide from what I have seen. I hope to be able to read through it, or at least most of it, soon.
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Re: Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera

PostSat Dec 22, 2012 3:27 am

baforest wrote:I've been peeking through this a bit and I must say Thank You! This is an excellent guide from what I have seen. I hope to be able to read through it, or at least most of it, soon.


Thank you, Bruce! I'd love to hear some feedback.
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